Preparation time: 40 min
Cooking time: 15 min
I haven't had this in years, since I stopped really eating meat, but it was a total childhood favorite of our whole extended family. However, I make no claims as to its Cantonese authenticity!
Use a cleaver to slice beef across the grain and at an angle, into thin strips. Mix marinade ingredients and pour into a Ziploc bag along with beef strips; mix well. Let stand 30 minutes.
Cut broccoli into pieces. Dissolve cornstarch in water to make a paste; set aside. Heat 6 tablespoons oil in a wok over high heat for 1 minute. Stir-fry marinated beef until very lightly browned. Remove beef, draining well over wok; set aside.
Add 1 tablespoon oil if needed. Heat for 30 seconds. Add broccoli. Stir-fry for 5 minutes. Add cornstarch paste, salt, soy, broth, and pepper. Stir-fry until sauce thickens slightly. Add cooked beef and mix well. Remove from wok and arrange on a platter. Serve with cooked rice.